By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Police in La Verne, Calif. arrested former New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner on Sunday after responding to a call at the house of an unnamed victim, believed to be his ex-girlfriend who filed a restraining order against him.
According to a news release from the La Verne Police Department, Browner allegedly physically harmed and threatened to kill the victim before she fled her residence. Browner also allegedly broke in to the home through a locked window and stole a Rolex watch worth approx. $20,000 before fleeing the scene prior to police arriving.
According to records from the L.A. County Sheriff’s department, Browner is being held at L.A. Men’s Central Jail on a total bail of $10 million. He was brought in on felony charges, which according to NBC Los Angeles include kidnapping, burglary, and false imprisonment, in addition to violating his restraining order.
Browner, 33, last played in the NFL in 2015 with the New Orleans Saints. He won a Super Bowl championship with the Patriots in 2014, starting nine games at corner and breaking up seven passes with one interception. Browner played a major role in Malcolm Butler’s Super Bowl-saving interception, delivering a key block that sprung Butler free on the play. He also played from 2011-13 with the Seattle Seahawks.
Since the end of his NFL career, Browner has also had several serious run-ins with the law. He was arrested on domestic battery charges back in May and was arrested three other times since May 2017, on charges ranging from cocaine possession to threats of violence to violating his probation.
UPDATE: The L.A. County District Attorney’s Office says Browner was charged with attempted murder, first-degree residential robbery, and other counts on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Per the Los Angeles Times, L.A. County Superior Court is also charging him with first-degree burglary, false imprisonment, and two counts of cruelty toward a child.
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